LTA, Balloons, France, Montgolfier Brothers, 1st Free Ascent (Rozier & d'Arlandes) (21 Nov 1783). [photograph]

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Collection Item Summary:

Copy photograph of an engraving; full-length side view of a Montgolfier hot-air balloon just beginning to ascend from its launch site in a formal garden. Possibly meant to depict the first free ascent of a Montgolfier balloon piloted by Jean-Frantois PilGtre de Rozier with the Marquis d'Arlandes on November 21, 1783, from the grounds of the ChGteau de la Muette on the outskirts of Paris, France.

Collection Item Long Description:

Topic

Balloons

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum Archives

Restrictions & Rights

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photographer

Unknown

Date

11/21/1783

Repository Loc.

National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560

Type

Photographs

Local number

NASM-169650

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